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Hours of Operation

Routine Appointments - Monday thru Friday


Emergency Service Available After Hours

Faculty in Tufts Veterinary Field Service

  • Lauren C. Bookbinder
    Lauren C. Bookbinder
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine and General Practice
  • Rachael Gately
    Rachael Gately
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Small Ruminant Medicine
  • David M. Hernke
    David M. Hernke
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Dairy Production Medicine, General Surgery
  • Erin King-Podzaline
    Erin King-Podzaline
    Clinical Assistant Professor
  • David J. Matsas
    David J. Matsas
    Assistant Professor, Interim Department Chair
  • Rachel Prestigiacomo
    Rachel Prestigiacomo
    Intern, Tufts Veterinary Field Service
  • Alexandra Uden
    Alexandra Uden
    Field Service Clinician
  • Adam J. Ward
    Adam J. Ward
    Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Eugene C. White
    Eugene C. White
    Associate Professor, Amelia Peabody Foundation Chair in Agricultural Sciences, Director Tufts Farm and Tufts Veterinary Field Service
  • Julia G. Wilkinson
    Julia G. Wilkinson
    Clinical Assistant Professor

Staff in Tufts Veterinary Field Service

Practice Manager

Cristina earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences at the University of Maryland - College Park. She went on to serve as the Operations Manager of the Animal Department at the Maryland Zoo for nine years, gaining experience in both staff and animal management, departmental leadership, organization and policies, as well as facility and project management. She continued to gain business development experience at a family-owned construction company for the past three years, enhancing her budgeting, bookkeeping, and project management skills. She is excited to join the team at Tufts as Practice Administrator, working collaboratively with both staff and veterinarians to help grow the facility. In her free time, Cristina enjoys being with her growing family, staying active outdoors, and cooking and entertaining.


Rachel earned her Associate degree in Animal Science with a focus in Equine Studies from the University of Connecticut. Her passion for large animals began at a young age while growing up around her family's farm. Rachel's main role at Tufts is scheduling appointments and triaging emergency calls. In addition to maintaining schedules, Rachel also prepares vaccination certificates and Coggins reports, dispenses pharmaceuticals, and maintains client relations. Outside of the office Rachel enjoys competing at Appaloosa shows on the regional and national levels and spending time with her family.

Senior Veterinary Technician

Jen earned her undergraduate degree in Animal Science/Dairy Management from the University of Connecticut. Her primary responsibilities for Tufts Veterinary Field Service include maintaining the controlled substance logs and certificates of veterinary inspection, sterilizing surgery packs, performing laboratory work, exportation of animal and germplasm and coordinating the scheduling, x-rays and endoscopies. In her free time, Jen is actively involved in her family farm and enjoys spending time with her horse and dog.